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RoGBC Related

Zero Energy Houses, Bucharest  
Location : RoGBC office, str Ialomicioarei, no 21, disctrict 1, Bucharest
From: Thursday 20 June 2013, 09:00
To: Thursday 20 June 2013, 16:30

Topics discussed:

What will the house of the future look like?
Can we live without utility companies?
Can a house be an energy harvesting machine?  
Can we improve our lifestyle and cut CO2 emissions.

Sustainable development means meeting “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’ yet a quarter of Europe’s CO2 comes from the energy used to heat, light and operate homes.  

Energy use can be measured in terms of cost, energy, or carbon emissions.  Whatever measure is used we need to minimise energy consumption.  If applied correctly renewable energy technology can work – but only just.  Incorporating passive energy technology has to have a fundamental influence on design.

This course is an optional course for those seeking the "Romania Green Building Professional" certification.



  • 9:00 am - Coffee and registration
  • 9:30 am - 4:30 pm - Training*

*Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided.

If you register but do not attend or cancel your registration 4 days prior to the event, you will have to pay for your catering expenses.

For discounts and the complete ten course program please click here.


Stephen Scrivens

BSc/Hons, Dipl. LA | BREEAM Licensed Assessor | Founder & Principal of Landscape Technology SRL

Stephen studied at the University of Bath and the University of Sheffield.  He has lectured in Construction and Urban Landscape at the Universities of Bath, Manchester, Reading, Kingston, Greenwich and Wellington.   He has made presentations to the UK Government on how to produce 500,000 low cost homes for London as well as the reuse of the Millennium Dome.

Stephen is a BREEAM assessor with a special interest in Renewable Energy and Zero Energy buildings.   He has spent 20 years researching off-the–grid homes and has prepared designs for a number of houses that are currently going through the planning process in the UK.

Stephen has worked on over 150 building projects and designed the external works and atriums for fourteen corporate headquarters buildings including those of Anglo American, Sony, Proctor and Gamble, Canon, and Glaxo.  He designed the public areas for a dozen shopping malls including Meadowhall (Sheffield), the Octagon Centre (High Wycombe), Vicarage Fields (Barking), Lakeside (West Thurrock), and the Metrocentre (Newcastle).  He has masterplanned several business parks and won the Financial Times Business Park of the Year Award for Arlington Business Park at Theale amongst others.  He has designed numerous atriums, water features and roof gardens.

He prepared value engineering and drawing coordination studies on office blocks for Trafalgar House and Prudential.

He planned and designed the external works for a number of large apartment projects in the UK.  He was a member of the team that formulated the “Evolution” System for building low cost apartments.  

Stephen has designed a number of storm water balancing and flood compensation schemes.  He prepared the roofing details for the Hongkong Shanghai Banking Corporation Headquarters in Hong Kong.  Since then he has detailed many roofs and produced briefing documents and articles on waterproofing systems.


The prices for attending this course are:

RoGBC Member - Pre-paid 10 course Program - 1950 Euro
RoGBC Member - Individual course - 235 Euro
Non-Member - Pre-paid 10 course Program - 2950 Euro
Non-Member - individual course - 325 Euro